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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Opening the Bonnet

uuMaintenance Under the BonnetuOpening the Bonnet  
Opening the Bonnet  
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set  
the parking brake.  
1Opening the Bonnet  
Bonnet Release Handle  
2. Pull on the bonnet release handle under the  
driver side’s lower outer corner of the  
Do not open the bonnet when the wiper arms are  
The bonnet will strike the wipers, and may damage  
either the bonnet or the wipers.  
u The bonnet will pop up slightly.  
Diesel models  
Do not press the engine cover forcibly. This may  
damage the engine cover and component parts.  
3. Push up the bonnet latch lever in the centre  
of the bonnet to release the lock  
mechanism, and open the bonnet.  
When closing the bonnet, check that the bonnet is  
securely latched.  
If the bonnet latch lever moves stiffly, or if you can  
open the bonnet without lifting the lever, the latch  
mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated.  
Models with Auto Idle Stop  
Do not open the bonnet while Auto Idle Stop  
function is activated.  
4. Remove the support rod from the clamp  
using the grip. Mount the support rod in  
the bonnet.  
Support Rod  
When closing, remove the support rod, and  
stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the  
bonnet. Remove your hand at a height of  
approximately 30 cm (12 inches) and let the  
bonnet close.